Last Guide


Boasting the highest arch of all our original Arch-Ease lasts, the “Thoroughbred Last” cuts a traditional western figure, with a pointed toe and a narrow toe-box. Don’t quote us on this one, but we’re pretty sure Tom Mix wore this boot. Either way, it sure looks good in a stirrup.


A close relative of the 695, the “Packer Last” shares honors with the 4811 “Smokejumper” as our oldest last. It was with the Packer last that Otto White and his father and grandfather pioneered their legendary “Arch-Ease” construction technique, still a hallmark of superior comfort and quality today. Though not quite as high in the arch as its Thoroughbred brother, the 690 still provides ample support, and a more rounded toe-box for an understated, casual look.

V2533 Cowboy Last:

White’s new Cowboy Last provides the high arch and classic silhouette of a traditional pull-on cowboy boot, while leaving room for our signature leather shank. It fits a high arch similar to our 690 Packer Last.  

895 Lady Packer Last:

Our signature Arch-Ease last for women, the 895 provides the same high arch, day-long comfort, and classic look as our Packer Last. A Cowboy Heel never looked so good.


Our most popular and longest tenured last, the 4811 is perhaps better known as the “Smokejumper Last”, the foundation of our famous wildland firefighting boot. The 4811 is deep in the toe-box, giving it a tough, square-jawed look that is emphasized by the medium-high arch and slightly narrower heel. This last was built to fit any foot securely and comfortably in the most extreme conditions, and it has been doing so since 1853. We see no reason to change the program now.


Our second most popular last, and our fourth official “Arch-Ease” last, the 55 doesn’t have a name like its siblings. Put simply, it is so uniquely comfortable it has never needed one to stand out from the pack. Introduced over 30 years ago, this last found its home in our offerings right away as a slightly lower arched alternative to the 4811, with a roomier toebox. For those interested in a boot that fits a little less tightly for weekend wear, the 55 last delivers our trademark support and comfort without the severe break in associated with a truly high arch.


Our widest last through the ball area, the 1970 Arch-Ease last falls between the 4811 and the Northwest Last in arch height. Used in our motorcycle line of boots, the 1970 last cuts an old school, snub nosed figure, ideal for toeing bar stools and shift levers alike.

The MP Last:

The MP Last is a true dress shoe last with a long pedigree and a classic silhouette. Used exclusively in our lifestyle collection, the MP boasts a refined profile based on the legendary Barrie last, with a flatter arch, a shallow toe-box, and a wide ball-area, which provides an elegant balance to the traditional block dress heel. Despite the relatively low arch, we’ve still accommodated a thick, all leather shank to provide our trademark comfort. We guarantee you won’t find a more comfortable dress shoe on the market.


A close sibling of our Northwest Last, the 610 combines a flat arch with a deep and wide toe-box to offer a sturdy, roughcut look, and a minimal break-in period. Developed for our line of Foreman work boots, this last quickly became a favorite among employees and customers alike.

Northwest Last:

The Northwest Last is built for superior off the shelf comfort. Deeper in the toe-box, and slightly wider in the ball and heel than the 55 last, it also provides the lowest arch of any last in our offerings. This low arch makes it tremendously easy to break in, a fact which we emphasize frequently by pairing this last with soft, flexible Cristy Crepe soles. For those looking for a weekend work boot, the search ends with our Northwest Lasted boots - tough as anything in our collection, and comfortable as a pair of beat-in slippers.

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